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Dao De Jing

Lao Tzu

The Dao De Jing exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas are analyzed and explained through careful scholarship. For example: “He who knows others is knowledgeable. He who knows himself is wise.” These words resemble Socrates’ account of his own quest in Plato’s Apology. Ancient philosophy, both in China and in Greece, places self-knowledge at the center of the search for wisdom. Contemporary philosophers are often misled about this way of thinking, because the self has been detached from external things and separated from nature and society. The wisdom of China and of Europe unites human existence and nature.

The Dao De Jing exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas are analyzed and explained through careful scholarship. For example: “He who knows others is knowledgeable. He who knows himself is wise.” These words resemble Socrates’ account of his own quest in Plato’s Apology. Ancient philosophy, both in China and in Greece, places self-knowledge at the center of the search for wisdom. Contemporary philosophers are often misled about this way of thinking, because the self has been detached from external things and separated from nature and society. The wisdom of China and of Europe unites human existence and nature.
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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

The Dao De Jing exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas are analyzed and explained through careful scholarship. For example: “He who knows others is knowledgeable. He who knows himself is wise.” These words resemble Socrates’ account of his own quest in Plato’s Apology. Ancient philosophy, both in China and in Greece, places self-knowledge at the center of the search for wisdom. Contemporary philosophers are often misled about this way of thinking, because the self has been detached from external things and separated from nature and society. The wisdom of China and of Europe unites human existence and nature.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Albert A. Anderson

Length:

1h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:14